Although I am musician at heart, I currently work towards a PhD that focuses on the life and works of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, in which a cognitively informed music analysis of jazz and improvised musics is at the centre of attention. Aside history and cognition, my academic interests include popular music(s), cultural anthropology, music and migration, film music and critical theory. I am a teaching affiliate at the University of Nottingham where I teach on the modules 'Topics and Issues in Jazz', 'Film Music', 'Repertoires', 'Elements of Music', 'Skills in Composition', 'Performance Workshops' and 'Research Techniques' for MA students . I am also keen on writing for the public press; below you can find a list of selected publications in academic and public spheres.
Gagatsis, Alexander. “Speaking the Sound: Schema Theory and Jazz Improvisation Explored in the Music of Milt Jackson.” Musicology Research: Music as Creative Process and Creative Product: Explorations through Analysis, Composition and Performance 1 (2016): 1–21.